According to Phil Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) about 12.8 million Filipino children under the age of 15 are impoverished. The study states that these children suffer from multiple dimension of poverty, particularly deprivations in health, education, food and shelter. What makes matters worse is that public assistance is limited and inadequate. Street children's concepts of right and wrong are normally twisted, considering that most of them have been on the streets for several years.
Childhope's objective is to reduce the number of street children and prevent their proliferation. Childhope aims to empower street children and their families, and to help them to gain access to more developmental and productive future through its Street Education Program that provides for basic and urgent needs to support and ensure the continuous and holistic learning and development of its street children participants, enrolled either in formal school or in Alternative Education.
Through Street Education Program, Childhope will enable the street children to protect themselves on and off the streets, empower them to claim their rights and carry out their responsibilities, prepare them for independent living and reintegration back to society, or if feasible, reunite them with their families and/or relatives.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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